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    Batcave Masters Event Formats

    *** Subject to tweaks ***

    Thanks to @Dedrok for the formats.

    Pingolf

    Consisting of 9 pingolf holes in each round
    2 Qualifying rounds = 18 games
    1 Finals Round = 9 games
    Total of 27 Games Played


    Round 1 (Front 9)
    Round 2 ( Back 9)

    (Top 16)
    Final ( best of 3, 4 player games, bottom 2 eliminated per round )


    Details

    1. Qualifying Rounds
    Players will complete 2 rounds of 9 Pin-Holes.
    Each Pin-Hole will consist of a pinball machine with a target score or achievement.
    The number of balls it takes for the player to reach that target/achievement score will represent the number of Pin-Strokes
    earned for that hole. (1st ball = Hole in 1, 2nd ball = 2, 3rd ball = 3, etc)
    Should a player not reach the target score within the allotted balls (par), then
    the par +1 pin stroke will be awarded for that hole.(3balls = 4 strokes, 5 balls = 6 strokes)

    2. Machines Chosen
    Tournament games will consist of 9 games.
    The machines will be listed on the website so participants have time to get familiar with games and develop a strategy beforehand.

    3. Order of Play
    Players will be put in to groups of 2.
    Players can try to stagger their start times as to play the holes from 1 - 9. Then 10 - 18.
    Players will be given sheets to keep score on, preferably a 2 player score sheet to keep the same partner.
    Partners can change at the end of 9 holes.

    4. Extra Balls
    All attempts will be made for extra balls to be disabled for all machines.
    Should a player earn an extra ball, they will play it as part of the same Pin-Stroke on that particular Pin-Hole.

    Rulings and Malfunctions
    All rulings and malfunctions will be based on the rules for the IFPA World Pinball Championship.


    Main Event

    6 Qualifying Rounds (Best of 3) = 18 Games
    3 Finals Rounds (Best of 3) = 9 Games
    Total of 27 Games Played

    Once all participants are finalized, the 64 players will be ranked by their World Pinball Player Rankings
    The field will be divided into 16 groups of 4 players.
    Each group will be assigned 3 games at random or same game 3 times depending on # of available machines (to be determined)

    Each game has the same points …..
    7 for 1st
    5 for 2nd
    3 for 3rd
    1 for 4th


    First 2 round groupings are as follows:
    1-32-33-64 .... 2-31-34-63 .... 3-30-35-62 .... 4-29-36-61 .... 5-28-37-60 .... 6-27-38-59 .... 7-26-39-58 ....8-25-40-57
    9-24-41-56 ....10-23-42-55 ....11-22-43-54 ....12-21-44-53 ....13-20-45-52 ....14-19-46-51 ....15-18-47-50 ....16-17-48-49


    Subsequent 2 round groupings are determined from the scoring thereafter, being:
    1-16-17-32 .... 2-15-18-31 .... 3-14-19-30 .... 4-13-20-29 .... 5-12-21-28 .... 6-11-22-27 .... 7-10-23-26 .... 8-9-24-25
    33-48-49-64 .... 34-47-50-63 .... 35-46-51-62 .... 36-45-52-61 .... 37-44-53-60 .... 38-43-54-59 .... 39-42-55-58 ....40-41-56-57


    Final 2 round groupings are:
    1-2-3-4 .... 5-6-7-8 .... 9-10-11-12 .... 13-14-15-16 .... 17-18-19-20 .... 21-22-23-24 .... 25-26-27-28 .... 29-30-31-32
    33-34-35-36 .... 37-38-39-40 .... 41-42-43-44 .... 45-46-47-48 .... 49-50-51-52 .... 53-54-55-56 .... 57-58-59-60 .... 61-62-63-64

    Final
    After the 6 qualification rounds, the top 16 players contest the finals.
    (in the event of a tie, a one game playoff will determine remaining spots)

    All finals matches are head to head, best of 3 games, scored as win/loss

    Top 16 Finals pairings are as follows: (ranked in order of Qualifying)
    1 vs 16 ... 2 vs 15 ... 3 vs 14 ... 4 vs 13 ... 5 vs 12 ... 6 vs 11 ... 7 vs 10 ... 8 vs 9

    Top 8 Finals pairings are as follows: (ranked from Top 16 knockout)
    1 vs 8 ... 2 vs 7 ... 3 vs 6 ... 4 vs 5
    Winners progress, runners up playoff for placings

    Top 4 Finals pairings are as follows: (ranked from Top 8 knockout)
    1 vs 4 ... 2 vs 3 ... 5 vs 6, 7 and 8 (scoring determines placings of 5 thru 8)

    Finals pairings are as follows: (winners vs winners .... losers vs losers)
    1 vs 2 ... 3 vs 4 (scoring determines the top 4 placings)


    Each match of the bracket will be a best-of-3.

    A machine may not be played more than once in the same match.

    Each player will have the opportunity for 60 seconds of practice time before starting every game of every match.
    This is to ensure that all players have a chance to get familiar with the machine.

    Rulings and Malfunctions
    All rulings and malfunctions will be based on the rules for the IFPA World Pinball Championship.



    2 Strike - chance of upgrading to 3 strike if time permits, all players will be notified at the commencement of the event.

    2 Strike Swiss Style Bracket
    approx 11 rounds, 2 players per game. (Best of 3) = 33 games

    Each match up of 2 players play a best of 3 match on their selected machine. If you lose you get a strike.
    If you lose your next best of 3 matchup then you get another strike and are out.
    If you win your match up then you keep progressing through the draw until such time you have 2 strikes and are out.
    The winner will be whoever is left at the end with less than 2 strikes.
    The draw will be used on the brakelope format and in swiss mode.
    Swiss mode matches players of the same amount of wins together.
    Last edited by sleazius; 5th November 2015 at 09:52 AM.
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    The finals format for the main event has been revised. Instead of 4 player playoffs its now head to head. I've bolded the changed section. This was done as a time saver and to eliminate the need for playoff games.
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